Work Placements

Careerwise is a ground breaking placement scheme exclusively for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges.

The placements typically last 8 – 12 weeks, are paid at least £16K pro rata and take place over the summer each year.  Now in our 4th year, demand for our women only placements remains high.

Employers report that talent with STEM skills are becoming harder to recruit.  With the current STEM skills shortage, an ageing workforce and the generational gap – placements are essential for building the talent pipeline and should be a significant part of your recruitment process.

23% of employers that have had internships within the previous 12 months report that they have recruited someone following an internship compared with 8% that have recruited someone after a graduate programme.

(UKES Report on Youth Unemployment)
Careerwise encourages employers to take positive action by offering paid work placements to help address the imbalance in their industry and to increase the diversity of their workforce.  The benefits for your organisation are:

  • Access to an internship recruitment scheme aimed exclusively at under graduate women STEM students
  • Build a talent pipeline and plug the skill shortage by widening your talent pool
  • Enhanced company profile among Scotland’s women STEM talent and their associated universities
  • Be recognised as a progressive employer and become an employer of choice for women in STEM

Careerwise is always looking for valuable STEM work experience opportunities for talented and able women STEM students.  We are oversubscribed in applications and actively looking for new partners to offer paid work experience opportunities – will that be you!

For more information click here or Contact Careerwise: careerwise@napier.ac.uk